The steamer Missisquoi made its regular trip up the river to Kingston today.
The tug Bronson, of the M.T. Co., cleared for Montreal, with two grain barges.
The steamer Van Allen is at Crawford's, from Sodus, with a cargo of coal.
The steamer Strathcona has cleared from Fort William with grain for Richardson's.
The schooner Ford River is at Richardson's taking on a load of feldspar for Charlotte.
The steambarge Navajo is at Prescott unloading damaged grain from the steamer Nevada, which ran aground near Farran's Point.
The steamer Kingston is at Toronto and did not arrive here this morning on her usual run. Her machinery got out of order so the big boat missed a trip to undergo repairs.
Swift's: steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Picton up today; steamer Dundurn down yesterday; steamer Fairmount and barge Quebec from Simpson Island, with hay.
STORY OF THE CUP
Trophy Donated To The Royal Canadian Club.
Probably every yachtsman, says the Toronto Mail and Empire, knows something of the races which are to be held off Charlotte harbor in August for the possession of Canada's cup, but the origin of the cup, the work of its successive winners and defenders is not a matter of general information.
In 1896 a group of Toledo yachtsmen offered a silver cup to become the property of the yacht winning an international race off Toledo. The two races necessary to decide supremacy were accordingly sailed on August 25th and 26th, between the Canada, of Toronto, and the Vencedor, of Chicago, the Canadian taking both races, the first by eighteen minutes and the second by one minute.
On January 16th, 1897, the owners of the cup - George Gooderham, George H. Gooderham, S.F. McKinnon, Francis J. Phillips, J.H. Plummer, James Ross and Aemilius Jarvis - donated it by deed of gift to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, as trustees, "as a perpetual international challenge cup for friendly competition between sailing yachts, representatives of yacht clubs of the two nations bordering on the great lakes." The trophy was to be known as Canada's cup, and was to be sailed for by yachts with a load water length of twenty-five to forty feet, under the regulations of the Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes.
The races this month will be fifth series sailed for the trophy.